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2021 Annual Energy Outlook

January 06, 2021
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Pertinent New England Energy Issues

Wednesday Morning, January 6th, 2021

A forum addressing the current and future outlook related to energy costs, natural gas, energy efficiency, industry diversity, and future energy efficiency requirements in Boston

Sponsored by the New England Association of Energy Engineers      


8:00 – 8:05 Opening Remarks – Adam Jennings – Chapter President – AEE New England


8:05 –8:45 Presentation #1 Dave Alonso – Renewable Fuels, Mitsubishi Power

“Green Hydrogen: Supporting Economy-Wide Deep Decarbonization”


8:45 – 9:30 Presentation#2  Paul Miracle, Portfolio Manager,

ENGIE Resources - ISONE Region

“Annual Energy Update”


9:30 – 9:45 – Virtual Coffee Break / Networking


9:45 – 10:30 Presentation #3 Julie McNamara – Senior Energy Analyst

Union of Concerned Scientists

 “Clean Energy Focus of the New Administration”


10:30 – 11:15 Presentation #4 -  Benjamin Silverman

Climate and Buildings Program Manager – BERDO, City of Boston

“Current & Future Status of the Building Energy Reporting & Disclosure Ordinance”


11:15 – 12:00 Presentation #5 – Ruth Georges – Community Strategist - Eversource & Amanda Formica – Analysts Customer Energy Efficiency  - NGRID

“Expanding Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Energy Efficiency Workforce”



Meeting Managers:

Richard Costello, Acela Energy Group

Stephen Murphy, Engie

Kathy Stanley, Energy Advocates



Copies of Presentations

 PowerPoint Presentations will be posted on the AEE New England Chapter when permitted by Presenter


Speaker Bios


Dave Alonso is the Regional Vice President, New Equipment Sales at Mitsubishi Power Americas.

Dave is an experienced executive leader with a considerable record of success leading sales teams to achieve sustained revenue growth. He has extensive knowledge of the global energy sector, including power generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance and service. Dave has an MBA from the University of Florida, and a BS Degree in Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Paul Miracle is the Portfolio Manager, Independent System Operator New England (ISONE),  for ENGIE Resources.  Paul has 13 years of energy experience, primarily in trading.  He also has experience with asset-based (conventional & renewable), proprietary, and retail strategies in multiple ISOs.  Paul has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.


Julie McNamara is a Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role she advances clean energy transition policies, evaluates climate impacts on the electricity system, and works to ensure the scientific integrity of federal energy and environmental standards. Before joining UCS, McNamara worked as a research assistant at MIT and as an environmental scientist at ERG, an environmental and public policy consulting firm. She holds an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT, and a B.A. in biology and political economy from Williams College.


Benjamin Silverman — LEED AP: BD+C — is the Climate and Buildings Program Manager with the City of Boston’s Environment Department. He manages the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance that requires all large buildings in Boston to annually report their energy usage to the City and perform major energy actions or assessments every five years. He sits on the City’s Interagency Green Building Committee that reviews large new construction proposals for their sustainability attributes.


Amanda Formica works on the Massachusetts Customer Energy Management team at National Grid, where she focuses on residential energy efficiency strategy related to low- and moderate-income customers, new construction, workforce development, partnerships with several municipalities, and issues of equity. Her background is in stakeholder engagement, strategy, and climate, energy, and transportation policy. She holds a master’s in international business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.


Ruth Georges Ruth Georges was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, and moved to the United States in 1990. She attended the University of South Florida and double majored in Interdisciplinary Social Science with a concentration in Africana Studies & Psychology and a second degree in Women & Gender Studies. In 2015, Ruth attained a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Leadership & Public Policy from the Center of Women in Politics & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is currently completing a Master’s in Public Administration at Suffolk University.

Ruth previously served as a Neighborhood Liaison and Ethnic to Mayor Walsh and as Manager of Engagement & Outreach for the Department of Youth Engagement and employment for the City of Boston. Currently, Ruth is working as an Energy Efficiency Community Strategist for Eversource Energy and supports utilizing equity as a tool to expand access to energy efficiency programs and products.





$20.00 Member Ticket

$20.00 Guest Ticket